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German tourist dies in Georgia's Lagodekhi

German tourist drowned in Lagodekhi, a town in Georgia’s Kakheti region, according to the Emergency Management Agency of Georgia's Ministry of Internal Affairs. The man fell into the River Ninoskhevi, near the Gurgeniani …

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Foreigners spend 115 mln manat in Azerbaijan in June

In January-June 2019, 1,410,700 foreigners from 185 countries visited Azerbaijan, up 6.5% from the previous year, according to the Center for Analysis of Economic Reforms and Communications. The foreigners spent 590,800,000 manat …

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Rescuers take off sick Polish mountaineer from Elbrus

A mountaineer from Poland was helped by rescuers on Elbrus, the Ministry of Emergency Situations in Kabardino-Balkaria reports. At 16:05 Moscow time, the department received a signal from the Crisis Management Center that the search and …

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US tourists rescued in Georgian mountains

Four tourists were rescued in the village of Omalo at an altitude of about 1.9 thousand meters above sea level. According to the Emergency Management Service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia, the rescuers left for the site …

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Karasin: Russia may abolish visas for Georgians

Moscow continues to explore the possibility of abolishing visas for Georgian citizens, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin said. According to him, Moscow is interested in mending relations with Tbilisi and …

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Georgia cancels visa regime with Saint Kitts and Nevis

Georgia and the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis signed an agreement of the introduction of a visa free travel regime, the Georgian Foreign Ministry reported. The agreement was signed by Ambassador of Georgia to the UN Kakha …

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Zurabishvili: Georgia ready not to escalate

Georgian president Salome Zurabishvili said she’ll "wait and see" how a debate in Russia about possible new sanctions against her country will pan out as she cautiously welcomed conciliatory comments from …

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Georgia to lose million of Russian tourists

For the six months of 2019, revenues from foreign tourists' visits in Georgia amounted to $1.5 billion, which is $95.4 million more compared to the same period last year, according to the Georgian National Tourism Administration. …

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Russia-Georgia air service stopped

Russian President Vladimir Putin's law banning Russia's air passenger communication with Georgia signed on June 21 came into effect today. The Russian Transport Ministry’s decision as of June 22 on the …

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Russia's airline companies end flights from Georgia

Aeroflot’s flight SU 1893, that departed from Tbilisi earlier on Monday, has landed at Sheremetyevo Airport, according to the airport’s online information. The plane reportedly landed at 4:51 Moscow time. It is the last …

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IDEA and World Tourism Organization sign MoU

Vice-President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, founder and head of International Dialogue for Environmental Action (IDEA) Public Union Leyla Aliyeva has met yesterday with Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization …

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Foreign tourists rescued in Svaneti

A group of rescuers helped tourists from Germany and France, who could not descend from the mountain near the village of Khalde, the Emergency Management Service reports. It is reported that the group could not descend, as one of the …

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Salvation of people in Batumi entrusted to drones

Unmanned aerial vehicles - drones - will help rescuers on the beach in Batumi,  the emergency management service reports. It is reported that the technological innovation was introduced in 2019. Drones with a life preserver rescue …

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